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Shady Grove
Shady Grove

Shady Grove

8.852 reviews
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Tex-Mex
Ranked #14 in Austin restaurants
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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 474-9991
http://www.theshadygrove.com
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Shady Grove opened its doors to customers in January of 1992. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove just minutes from dowtown, the restaurant fast became an Austin favorite. Styled after the ... Read more
architecture made popular by the State Parks built in th 40's, the restaurant offers homey relaxed dining inside and out. Shady Grove's patio and juke box, as well as its food has been the recipient of many "Best of Austin" Polls.

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Another great place downtown Austin. Green Chile Queso Fries are the BEST.

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Love their patio - and if you catch it during Unplugged (their music series) get there early and what a great time!
Truly an Austin original that shows you the roots of Barton Springs.

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With live music and great chicken wings, Shady Grove offers indoor and outdoor dining, outdoor bar, outdoor music stage for live music, open field with grass for the family to enjoy, and a full bar most importantly. Another Austin staple.

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Local from Austin, Texas

Awesome margaritas! Great outdoor, live-music venue (seasonal)
"Shady Grove nachos" & "Shady Thang"? Yes, please!

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Local from Austin

Shady Grove is located right next to Zilker Park on Barton Springs Road. It’s an Austin staple with ample outdoor free space for kids with indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is what makes the venue with huge oak trees, an outdoor bar, and during the summers they have the local music station KGSR that has outdoor concerts with first come first serve seating right in front of the stage. I suggest getting there early to see the live music show. Their menu consist of a mix of Austin American home grown fare with a foodie twist

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Cedar Creek, Texas

An Austin classic for outdoor dining. Enjoy live music much of the time. Arrive early for brunch and music events or prepare to wait for a bit.

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Good Food and classic laid back Austin. Check out "Unplugged" at the Grove. Every Thursday in the summer !

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Local from Austin, Texas

On a nice day...you simply much sit on the patio under the big oaks. Its an Austin tradition. Food is good, drinks are good....just go hang out. Its what we do here. (there is a nice yard for the kids to run wild in either while you wait or after dinner while you have another beveridge)

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Local from Austin

Famous for it's eclectic outdoor seating environment nestled under a canopy of Pecan trees. They're often featuring live music or projecting old movies. Menu offers a versatile selection of Tex-Mex and American cuisine. It's located right down the road from Barton Springs, great place to stop after a swim.

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Shady Grove is down home cookin' at its finest. Tex-Mex, southern cuisine and all your fav comfort foods are on the menu at this popular Barton Springs Road eatery. The patio boasts a stage and live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and the waitstaff holds the record for most instances of ironic facial hair. Oh, and the outside patio under the sprawling shade of some ancient oak trees is just plain idyllic for sipping a Lone Star, the National Beer of Texas.

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Cool place to go if your in Austin and want some good ol food and even better atmosphere!! A must Go!.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

Styled as a retro type of campground setting, Shady Grove is a kick back place to enjoy good food and live music. The tamale cakes are yummy . The nachos were a nice snack item and not super heavy. I would definitely come back to try more of the menu.

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Old Austin style restaurant with good, basic food and the ability to drink cold drinks under gorgeous, well-established, shading Oak trees.

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Del Valle, Texas

Enjoy Austin music in the summers and a nice, relaxed atmosphere...great outdoor garden and eating area. On Barton Springs Rd.

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Local from Austin, Texas, USA

Enjoy live music outside while dining at Shady Grove down the street on Barton Springs Road. They have inside dining as well.

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Local from Austin, Texas, USA

Another outdoor spot for yummy margaritas... along with salads, burgers, wings, etc. On Thursday nights during the summer, check out "Unplugged at the Grove" with acoustic music from some of Austin's finest. No reservations, so on the weekends there may be a wait. But, the margaritas will make the time fly by.

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Love this place for dinner - outdoor dining under the lighted shade trees...

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Shady Grove is one of our favorites! If the weather isn't too hot, try sitting outside underneath the huge pecan trees. This is Austin at it's finest. The Queso Catfish is amazing. It's their top selling plate and you'll understand why once you've tried it. If you're really hungry, go for the 2 fillets. The Hippie Sandwich is pretty good as well.

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Round Rock, Texas

Good food and great atmosphere! During the summer go on Wednesday and Thursday night to catch a free band!

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Bossier City

Food was great, service was great, bathrooms were clean. Very laid back atmosphere, and just an all around great place!

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